Category: Community News

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act as a result of a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths across British Columbia (BC) since the beginning of 2016. Because PAN’s member agencies and partners have been on the frontlines… Read more »

PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI and HIV testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’  Options for Sexual Health Clinic #102 – 285 Aurora Crescent @ Hollywood Kelowna/Rutland Just NORTH of HWY #33 & Hollywood BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 1-800-739-7367 or…drop in and get PRICKED! Brought to you by: Men’s Health Initiative, Options… Read more »

Positive Living Fraser Valley Community Forum

This Roundtable event will consist of an inquiry, conversation and dialogue about the future of HIV, and HepC, services in the Fraser Valley. Following a keynote speaker, smaller round table discussions will focus on building an understanding of the lived experience of HIV, AIDS, and HepC in the Fraser Valley, what the loss of services… Read more »

Pacific Hepatitis C Network is very happy to learn that effective March 21, an extensive list of hepatitis C treatments will be available through BC PharmaCare – at far better prices than they previously had been. The high cost of hepatitis C treatment has effectively restricted the numbers of people living with hepatitis C who… Read more »

DTES women’s-only services provide safety and support to clients with complex needs “Women living in the Downtown Eastside often face barriers in accessing traditional health care services, but have great need for both primary care services as well as access to substance use and mental health programs,” says Smadar Levinson, Team Leader – Women’s ICMT,… Read more »

Heather is a former staff member of PAN. Heather was hired as a contractor in October 2016 to support PAN’s Evaluation and Community Based Research Programs, thanks to funding from the CBR Collaborative Centre and REACH. Collaborating with PAN staff and the Peer Evaluators on the Positive Leadership Development Institute’s impact evaluation will be a… Read more »

December 01, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: World AIDS Day is a time to reflect on the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on Canadians, and to give thanks to the many dedicated people who work… Read more »

PHCN Newsletter – December 2016

Welcome to the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN)‘s second Hepatitis C News in Review Newsletter. This is where we review all of the major current issues and events around hepatitis C and hep C treatments. It includes links to all of our recent blog posts—including links to blog posts about Public Health Agency of Canada… Read more »

PHSA HIV & HCV Prevention, Care and Treatment RFP Update

A redesign of PHSA-held community contracts was initiated in 2014 to better enable the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre to respond to current trends in the HIV and HCV epidemics, and to better align the strategic direction with the Ministry of Health’s Hope To Health Framework, the… Read more »